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Tue May 7, 2024, 05:03 PM May 7

Missing the Point on Stormy [View all]

Amidst all of the lurid details and hopefulness that TFG will get his due, I fear that people are missing the significant underlying point.

Yes, he is a scumbag. We know that.

Yes, he manipulated the system to try and buy silence to effect an election. We know that.

But the underlying problem here is far more fundamental than that.

He had something to hide. Something that was worth a lot to hide. People with secrets are compromised and can be extorted .

She could have asked him for anything...state secrets, pardons, a high ranking position, green cards. She had him by the ballsack and could have demanded things a lot more damaging than money.

People who have secrets are dangerous because they will do unethical things to keep them a secret.

To be honest, I was pissed at Bill Clinton for this too. I didn't care that he was getting blown in the Oval Office. I cared that he was compromising himself in ways that made him vulnerable to extortion.

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Having gone through the clearance process myself, I know. And agree. unblock May 7 #1
And trump never had to go through the clearance process. This makes no sense to me. erronis May 7 #13
Unfortunately, from a constitutional perspective, it makes no sense. unblock May 7 #23
I even got contacted and gave Tree Lady May 7 #15
Agreed. As Peter Strzok said, he is compromised. nt Ilsa May 7 #2
She took the money because she was afraid they would kill her BWdem4life May 7 #3
Try again. H2O Man May 7 #8
It's what I read. BWdem4life May 8 #25
Politically more damaging: Calling a woman "horseface" Frasier Balzov May 7 #4
he called her that today???? johnnyfins May 7 #20
No, I guess not. Frasier Balzov May 7 #24
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Russian intelligence service . . . AverageOldGuy May 7 #7
Truth is DENVERPOPS May 7 #9
Echo this. Perhaps someday we will learn a bit about putin's grasp on the venal US politicians. erronis May 7 #14
Epstein probably did that to all sorts of people IronLionZion May 7 #10
Yesterday I read Nauta had TSDs on his phone Captain Zero May 8 #29
Agree emphatically. 58Sunliner May 7 #11
I love Bill, but he kinda thinks with the johnnyfins May 7 #21
"She could have asked him for anything.". .Did she, in fact, initiate niyad May 7 #12
What I Heard Was that Karen McDougal Was Really in Love with Donnie... panfluteman May 7 #16
Agreed. Though this is actually a well documented concern with Trump. Caliman73 May 7 #17
K&R spanone May 7 #18
well the main point for me is: what type of SICK FUCK proceeds to have sex ecstatic May 7 #19
someone who is only in it johnnyfins May 7 #22
Rape isn't about sex - it's about power/control. nt TBF May 8 #30
the general dishonesty. elleng May 8 #26
Unfortunately the jury can't convict Trump for being dangerous... Silent3 May 8 #27
Right, but 'the particulars of the case' are significant enough to cross the line to elleng May 8 #28
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